St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day Event Boasts Success
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013
ST. JOSEPH MERCY PINK RIBBON LADIES’ DAY EVENT BOASTS SUCCESS
Port Huron, MI… Celebrating 18 years of providing educational resources, information and an opportunity to support local women in need, St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that it raised more than $20,000 during the St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day, held at Fore Lakes Golf Club in June 2013.
The rain stopped and the sun began to shine as 140 local women took to the course and a number of women-focused product vendors set up to spend the day supporting the St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund. The fund is designed to provide financial support for advanced breast cancer diagnoses to women in the community who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of this year’s event,” comments Wendy Palmateer, of Golf Country, and Chair of the Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day Committee. “With outstanding community support we were once again able to raise funding to support women in need.”
“This event continues to gain popularity with women across the region and results in a golf course full of women in focus, supporting women in need,” concludes Palmateer. “Appreciation and congratulations are extended to everyone who supported the event.”
In addition to the nine-hole golf scramble, participants enjoyed a continental breakfast, lunch and access to women’s product vendors.
For more information regarding the Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day and the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund, please contact the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation office at 810-985-1675 or visit St. Joseph Mercy online at: mymercy.us. To check pictures and listen to podcasts from the entire event, visit St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on facebook and follow us on twitter.
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Photo Caption: The Golf Country Ladies team enjoyed a morning of golf in support of the St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund at the Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day Golf Outing. Pictured, from left to right are: Kathy Jowett, of Marysville; Kim Kirchoff, of Port Sanilac, Wendy Palmateer, of Marysville, owner of Golf Country and Chair of the Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day; and Donna Elliott, of Marysville. More than 140 women gathered in late June 2013 to raise funds to support women in need in the community.
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 164-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; bariatric services and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided its “Gold Seal of Approval”. SJMPH’s cancer program was named “best in cancer care” and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons . It is also the only hospital in the region to offer access to radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. St. Joseph Mercy was the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery, and the first in the state to provide robotic surgery for total hip replacement. In addition to offering the only access to open MRI services through Advanced MRI; SJMPH also provides access to specialized care through a Senior ER. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit: mymercy.us.